1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 43 -- AZ-ZUKRUF (The Gold Adornments)
20 June 2012
Revelation: Mecca, 616 - 619 AD
(See general comments on Surahs here: Introduction)
The quotes and comments
001 "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful". Please read the surahs from Medina, the immoral parts of the Muslim moral code, the unjust/immoral parts of sharia, and the Quran's rules for lying, thieving/looting, enslaving, raids and wars, plus the rules for treatment of girls and women - free and captured - and see if you agree. Always when there is a distance between words and corresponding demands and deeds, we personally believe in the demands and deeds. Glorious words are cheap, demands and deeds are reliable. Glorifying words and claims are too cheap for anyone to use and disuse - when you read, judge from realities, not from propaganda.
002 43/1: "Ha Mim". This is one of the many surahs which start with - in this case two - Arab letters the meaning of which no-one understands. They are named abbreviated letters. (In some cases the letters make a word by design or co-incidence, but the word in those cases has no meaning relevant for that surah.) Clear language in the Quran? Which again means that when Muslims so often try to explain away errors by claiming the text does not mean what it says, but are parables or something, they are contradicting (many verses in) the Quran.
#003 43/2a: “By the Book (the Quran*) that makes things clear - - -.” Which also must mean the language is not hiding the meanings and it is intended that everything shall be easy to understand, plus it explains things in ways clear to see. Also see 11/1b, 19/97, and 26/2 above, and 44/2 below.
##004 43/2b: “- - - the Book that makes things clear - - -”. But a book with 2000+ mistakes makes few things clear. See also 40/75 + 41/12 above and 43/3a below.
Anyone wanting to try to “explain” away difficult points like mistakes or invalid logic or contradictions by calling them allegories etc. should read this sentence. It even is written 4 times and thus a solidly cemented and nailed truth: The Quran is to be understood literally and search for hidden meanings is only for Allah, and such search only is for the ones “in whose hearts is perversity - - -.” . That the language is clear and thus meant literally is mentioned at least these places: 3/7b+c, 11/1b, 18/1c+d+e, 18/1-2, 18/2a, 19/97, 26/2, 27/1a+b+c,28/2, 41/3, 43/2, 44/2, 44/58, 54/17, 54/22, 54/32, and 54/40.
005 43/2c: "- - - Wisdom - - -". For words related to knowledge, see 26/83a above.
006 43/3a: ""We (Allah*) have made it a Quran - - -". No god ever was involved in a book as full of mistakes, contradictions, etc. like the Quran.
***007 43/3b: "We (Allah*) have made it a Quran in Arabic - - -". Muhammad in the start had a kind of minority complex towards Jews and Christians, who had holy books, which the Arabs did not have. Therefore it meant something to him to be able to point to that also the Arabs got a holy book - and in Arab. (But it may be symptomatic that the Arabs for all later times denied and denies all non-Arabs the Quran in their own language: When the Quran is translated to another language, it formally is not a translation of the book - because the Quran is claimed to be untranslatable (what universal god would choose a language which was not possible to translate for his universal holy book?) - it is an explanation of the book. Also see 43/3d)
008 43/3c: "We (Allah*) have made it a Quran in Arabic, that ye may be able to understand - - -". It is clear that Allah has done everything to make the Quran plain and easy to understand - he even made the Quran in the local language. Worth remembering each time Muslims tries to explain away mistakes with that the text does not mean what it says, but something else or something hidden. Also see 43/2a and 43/2b above.
But for a god wanting to reach the whole world, Arab was a lousy choice. One thing is that it was a language mainly used by uneducated tribesmen, and thus with a limited vocabulary. Another thing that it mostly was a language for the locals in Arabia - mainly farmers at the oasis and Bedouins, and not a widely known language like Latin, Greek or Persian. But the main problem is that it did not have a complete alphabet. Its alphabet mainly consisted of the consonants. It lacked the vocals, the points Arab today use to signify some letters - called diacritical points - and even the signs use when writing, like the full stop, the comma, etc. Which makes the Muslim claim that the Quran is the correct words of Muhammad down to the last comma, a joke - the comma did not even exist at that time. The incomplete alphabet even today makes serious problems for Islam, as it often is impossible to know what exactly is meant by words and sentences. Islam has "solved" this problem by declaring that all possible translations of the old manuscripts which give logical meaning, are correct. To hide that this results in a lot of different versions of the texts, they call it "different ways of reading". The Arab alphabet was not completed until around 900 AD - some 250 years after the official Quran was written.
009 43/3d: “- - - (and learn Wisdom) - - -.” Nobody learns wisdom from a book full of errors. Also see 26/83a above.
010 43/3e: "- - - (- - - Wisdom) - - -". For words related to knowledge, see 26/83a above.
011 43/4a: "And verily - - -". See f.x. 2/2b or 42/33b above.
012 43/4b: “- - - it (the Quran*) is in the Mother of Books, in Our (Allah’s*) presence, high (in dignity) - - -”. This is one of the places in the Quran where Muhammad claims the Quran is taken from (is a copy of) the Mother Book in Allah’s own home/Heaven. But no book containing hundreds of mistakes, hundreds of contradictions, hundreds of loose claims and statements, lots of invalid logic, lots of invalid “signs” and lots of invalid “proofs” easy for anybody with good and wide education too see through, hundreds of places with unclear language, etc., is copied from a revered Mother Book, high in dignity and esteem, in the perfect Heaven, the home of a perfect, omnipotent and omniscient god. See also 13/39.
013 43/4c: "- - - the Mother of Books (from which the Quran is copied according to the Quran*), in Our (Allah's*) Presence, high (in dignity) - - -". No book with so much wrong like the Quran is cherished by a god - or held high in dignity by any god - not even by a baby dwarf god hidden in a cradle in remote corner.
014 43/4d: “- - - (a Quran*) full of Wisdom - - -.” Not if he made the Quran. See 26/83a, 40/75 and 41/12 above.
015 43/5a: "- - - the Message - - -". The Quran (and Muhammad's teaching of it). It is a message - but the great question is: From whom?. As no god is involved in a book where so much is wrong, contradicting itself and/or reality, etc., there remain 3 possibilities: Dark forces, a sick brain (f.x. TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy), or one or more scheming brain(s) - or a combination of f.x. 2 of these.
016 53/5b: "- - - a people transgressing beyond bounds". One of Muhammad's many enemy picture inducing names for non-Muslims. (The meaning in plain words is "a people who did not accept Muhammad and his new religion".)
**017 43/6: “But how many were the prophets We (Allah*) sent amongst the people of the old?” Well, Hadith says 124ooo - and it is not true, because so many had had to leave some traces, but there is not one.
Besides: With so many different people so many different places in the world - why was there no other prophet any place in the world at the time of Muhammad - yes, none at all for centuries before Muhammad? According to the time scale of Genesis and the Torah and the Bible which the Quran does not correct (6ooo - 7ooo (ca. 6600?) years) since Adam, and 124ooo prophets, it should mean hundreds or a few thousands prophets for each generation. Even if we recon the age of Homo Sapience - Modern Man - which is between 160ooo and 200ooo years, it should mean some 20 prophets for Islam each generation through all those times. Not one is known.
And: Islam’s explanation for why Allah wanted new holy books on Earth now and then, is that the world changes, and then some details in the holy book needs adjusting. Why then is Muhammad said to be the last one? – and the Quran to be the last book, a book that is too inhuman, too primitive on justice, and too outdated on warfare (too destructive) for modern societies, just to mention 3 subjects. The world has changed MUCH more between Muhammad and now, than between Adam and Muhammad, and man needs new instruction for a less inhuman world - and an omniscient god had known that on beforehand. Besides: If the claimed "Mother Book" is from long before the origin of man, and timeless and eternal - how can exact copies from it vary?
018 43/6-8: “But how many were the prophets We (Allah*) sent (a rhetoric question as Hadith tells there were at least 124ooo*) amongst the peoples of the old? But never came there a prophet to them but they mocked him. So we destroyed them (the mocking people*) - - -”. With this many prophets, Allah must have destroyed millions. The expression “wholesale slaughter” is insignificant in the extreme here. Yahweh in OT is hardly a baby in this competition.
019 43/7: "And never came there a prophet to them (the people of the old*) but they mocked him". Muhammad was much mocked in Mecca, and tales like this were good for claiming his situation was normal for prophets. But it is not true. There were prophets in the old Israel/Judah who were not mocked - f. x. Samuel.
020 43/8: "- - - stronger in power than these (Muhammad's opposition*) - - -". When Muhammad tells about people he claims Allah has destroyed, you will normally find that he adds that those people were stronger and richer than the Arabs not wanting Islam - this to strengthen his tale and strengthen the impression of Allah's claimed power - and his warning towards the skeptics and the pep-talk value for his followers.
021 43/9a: "- - - thou (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
*022 43/9b: “- - - ‘Who created the heavens (plural and wrong*)?’ they (non-Muslims*) would be sure to reply, ‘They were created by (Allah*)”. Wrong - if they believed a god had created it, they would be sure to mention their own god, though in the old Arabia this may have been the polytheistic god al-Lah, which could cause (intended?) confusion because the names were so similar (the same reason why Islam now tends to use the word “God” instead of “Allah” in the west, we have been told – it hides some of the real differences between Islam and he Christian religion. Well, in a way Muhammad would be right just in Arabia, as his claimed monotheistic god Allah, just is the polytheistic god of the old pagan Arabs, al-Lah, which Muhammad renamed slightly and dressed up and claimed was the only god. But all the same: When the old Arabs talked about their own main pagan god, they did not mean Muhammad's new and monotheistic version.)
023 43/9c: “- - - heavens - - -.” Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.
024 43/9d: "- - - sure - - -". See 2/2b above. In just this case also see 43/9b above - so much for "sure" here.
025 43/9e: "(Allah*) the Exalted in Power - - -". A Nice claim, but he never clearly has proved this power.
026 43/9f: “(Allah is*) full of Knowledge - - -”. Not if the Quran is representative for his knowledge. Also see 13/1g and 40/75 above.
027 43/9g: "- - - knowledge - - -". See 26/83a above.
*028 43/10a: “(Allah*) has made for you the earth - - -". See 11/7a, 21/56c, 41/15f above and 65/12 below.
*029 43/10b: “(Allah*) has made for you the earth (like a carpet), spread out - - -”. The Quran many places says the Earth is flat - (it was such a matter of course, that it never is mentioned explicitly, but it always is compared to something flat) - perhaps round like a disk, but flat - - - like a carpet. Wrong.
*030 43/10c: “- - - and (Allah*) has made for you roads - - -”. We have never heard about a road made by a god, except perhaps in fairy tales. The paths/roads in Arabia were so old that no one remembered the start of them, and then Muhammad could tell things like this. But it is obviously not true. Similar claim in 16/15. Just for the record: This - like so much more in the Quran - is not from the Bible.
031 43/11a: "(Allah*) sends down - - - rain - - -". There are very many cases like this in the Quran, where Muhammad claims his god makes the natural phenomena - just like the same phenomena is claimed for many a relevant pagan god like Allah/al-Lah was originally. Muhammad never proves such claims - it only is loose words resting on nothing. Also see 11/7a above.
032 43/11b: “- - - We (Allah*) rise to life therewith (with rain*) a land that is dead - - -”. A land that is coming alive only because of rain is not dead - it is alive with seeds and perhaps roots.
033 43/11c: “- - - We (Allah*) rise to life therewith (with rain*) a land that is dead - - -.” Wrong. If water is all it takes, the land only looks dead – it is alive with seeds and roots. Any god knows.
034 43/11d: “- - - We (Allah*) rise to life therewith (with rain*) a land that is dead; even so will ye be raised (from the dead) - - -”. The comparison is wrong - and a god had known it. In the first case the DNA (the "molecules of life") is alive and well and ready to sprout. In a dead body everything is finished - also the DNA and all its possibility to go against entropy (a term from physics which can be said to be a measure for chaos and states of energy). There is critical difference in that. But then the Quran has a strong tendency to give Allah credit without any documentation for natural occurrences. Also see 2/164 – 7/57 – 35/9 – 41/39 – 43/11 - 45/5. As for Allah and creation also see 6/2b, 11/7a, 21/56c and not least 41/15f above, and for resurrection see 7/158i and 5/110d above.
*035 43/12a: "- - - (Allah*) created pairs in all things - - -”. Very wrong. This only goes for multi-cellular beings, and far from for all of them. And it goes not at all for uni-cellular beings and most plans (most plans have both male and female parts on the same plant, even mostly in the same flower) - and they exist in a by far larger number, both in quantity and species. Any god knew this - Muhammad not. Who made the Quran?
*036 43/12b: "- - - (Allah*) created - - - all things - - -”. This interesting claim you find several places in the Quran - interesting because neither Muhammad nor Allah ever was able to prove one millimeter of this claim, whereas Yahweh proved his power both for creation and recreation - - - if either the Quran or the Bible tells the truth on this point (f.x. 1. Kings 17/22, 2. Kings 4/34-35, Matt. 27/52, Mark 5/41, Luke 7/15, John 11/44, Acts 9/40, Acts 20/10, and the Quran 5/110i).
037 43/12c: (A43/9 – in 2008 edition A43/10): “(Allah*) has created pairs in all things - - -.” Or does it mean “- - - (He*) has created all things - - -“? (Baghawi, Zamakhshari, Baydawi, Ibn Kathir). Or that “- - - everything is created in opposites - - -“? (Razi). In the Quran one seems to have plenty of choice. And these variants also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has/have more than one meaning. Allah (?) really uses a clear language.
038 43/12d: "(Allah*) has made for you (humans*) ships - - -". No comments - and none necessary; wrong as wrong can be - they all were handmade and to designs man had found out little by little through millennia.
039 43/12e: "(Allah*) has made for you (humans*) - - - cattle - - -". See 11/7a above.
040 43/13a: "- - - the (kind) of favor of your (people's*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". See 43/12d and 43/12e above.
041 43/13b: "Glory to Him (Allah*) - - -". See 1/1a - do you think he deserves it - - - if he exists?
042 43/13c: "- - - we (humans*) could never have accomplished this (see 43/12d+e*) (by ourselves) - - -". Well, boats and ships were designed and made by men so far back in the past, that we really do not know when the first log was burnt and axed to become a boat. And cattle was tamed by man - not by gods - may be some 15ooo years ago and later (the camel f.x. just some thousands (4ooo?) years ago).
043 43/14a: “And to our Lord (Allah*), surely, must we turn back (at the Day of Doom*).” With at least 2ooo+ mistakes etc. in the Quran, this may be wrong, too - see 41/10 and 41/12. For sure it is not sure that we meet Allah - if any god at all - after this life. Also see 19/68 – 62/8.
044 43/14b: “And to our Lord (Allah*), surely, must we turn back (at the Day of Doom*).” Contradicted by the Bible, which claims we will turn back to Yahweh, not to Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
045 43/14c: "- - - surely - - -" See f. x. 2/2b and 42/33b above.
046 43/15a: "- - - His (Allah's*) servants - - -". This expression in the Quran may mean several things - see 42/27b above. Like the Quran says: The language in the Quran is so clear and impossible to misunderstand, that it proves the book must be made by a god. Well, in this case it seems to refer to saints or "holy" humans.
047 43/15b: "Truly - - -". See 2/2b above.
048 43:15c: "- - - blasphemous - - -". It only is possible to blaspheme against Allah if he exists, and if he is a god, none of which is proved.
049 43/16a: "What! Has He (Allah*) taken daughters - - -". In the pagan old Arabia the 3 main goddesses al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat and also the angels were reckoned to be the daughters of the main god, al-Lat, whom Muhammad later took for his god, renamed him Allah, and declared he was the only real god (out of some 300 - 400 or more in the old Arabia - there were 360 only in the Kabah until Muhammad threw out all of them except al-Lah/Allah).
050 43/16b: "What! Has He (Allah*) taken daughters out of what He himself creates, and granted to you (Arabs*) sons for choice?" In the old Arabia daughters had so low esteem that Muhammad could use this as an argument - a god impossibly could want daughters! But many places is the world women were not reckoned to be that invalid (actually not many places the world over was as bad for women as in Mecca and a few other places), and some places they even were valuable - matriarchates or valuable as brides (= money to the parents many places) or as partners for the man in the toil for the daily food. Islam claims Allah is god for the entire world. Would a universal god use arguments which would not be universally understood? - here simply an Arabism -(this is far from the only such case where mainly Arabs would understand the point).
051 43/17a: "- - - (the birth of) what he (a pagan Arab*) set up as a likeness to (Allah*) - - -". Here = the Arab got a daughter.
052 43/17b: "- - - (Allah) most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.
053 43/17c: Similar final point like in 43/16a+b above.
###054 43/18: "Is then one who is brought up among trinkets (women*), and unable to give a clear account in a dispute (some Muslim scholars say also this refers to women, others that it refers to angels - clear language in the Quran*) (to be associated with Allah?)". No, women are not valid to be associated with Allah in Islam. We quote YA4623: "The softer sex (women*) is usually brought up among trinkets and ornaments, and, on account of the retiring modesty (demanded by Islam - in old nomadic Arabia it happened women were even war leaders*) which for the sex is a virtue, is unable to stand up boldly in a fight (a metering stick in Islam - but see just above*) and give clear indications of the will to win. Is that the sort of quality to be associated with Allah?". No comment - except that this is the point of view of a highly educated, modern Muslim. And notice the metering stick.
055 43/19a: "And they (pagan Arabs*) make into females angels - - -". See 43/16a+b above.
056 43/19b: "And they (pagan Arabs*) make into females angels - - -". Muhammad did not only promote the pagan Arab god al-Lah to the universal god Allah, but also changed the old Arabs' female angels to angels without any sex. They are neither male nor female.
057 43/19c: "- - - evidence - - -". Muhammad wanted proofs form all opponents, but never - never - proved anything of any consequence himself. All the Quran and all Islam are built only on loose words and claims - But Muhammad demanded and Islam demands proofs from everyone else.Also beware that both Muhammad, the Quran, Muslims, and Islam frequently are very "free" and "generous" with the use of words like "evidence", "proof", etc. A proof is "one or more proved facts which can give only one conclusion". This - that they build on proved facts - very far from is the case for many Islamic "proofs", etc.
***058 43/19d: "- - - they (non-Muslims*) will be called to account!" By whom? As the Quran is not from any god, it is highly unlikely that the old pagan god al-Lah really is a real god, renamed Allah or not.
059 43/20a: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
060 43/20b: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) say: 'If it had been - - -'". How could this reliably be written in the claimed "Mother Book" (of which the Quran is a copy according to Muhammad) billions of years before it was said or happened? One more of the many texts or quotes in the Quran which could not have been reliably written into the claimed "Mother Book" (13/39b, 43/4b+c, 85/21-22) in Heaven (of which the Quran is claimed to be a copy) eons ago, unless predestination was and is 100% like the Quran claims many places (if you look, you will find more cases than we mention - we only mention some of the obvious ones). If man has free will - even partly only (an expression some Muslims use to flee from the problem full predestination contra free will for man (and also contra that there is no meaning in praying to Allah for help, if everything already is predestined in accordance with a plan "nobody and nothing can change" - a problem which Muslims seldom mention), and an expression no Muslim we have met has ever defined) - and can change his mind, full and reliable clairvoyance about the future, not to mention the distant future, is impossible even for a god, as the man always could/can change his mind or his words once more, in spite of Islam's claims. There are at least 3 reasons - 2 of them unavoidable - for this:
When something is changed, automatically the future is changed.
The laws of chaos will be at work and change things, if even a tiny part is made different.
The so-called "Butterfly Effect"; "a butterfly flapping its wing in Brazil may cause a storm in China later on" or "a small bump may overturn a big load".
This that Allah predestines everything like the Quran claims and states many places, is an essential point, because besides totally removing the free will of man (in spite of the Quran's claims of such free will, or some Muslims' adjusted "partly free will for man" - to adjust the meanings where the texts in the Quran are wrong, is typical for Islam and its Muslims) - it also removes the moral behind Allah's punishing (and rewarding) persons for what they say and do - Allah cannot reward or punish people for things he himself has forced them to say or do, and still expect to be believed when he (Muhammad?) claims to be a good or benevolent or moral or just god. Also see 2/51b and 3/24a above.
And as mentioned above, full predestination also makes prayers to Allah meaningless, as everything already is predestined according to Allah's Plan - a Plan which no prayer ("nobody and nothing") can change.
Also see 3/154e, 6/149a, 7/34a, 14/22b, and not least 27/22-26 above.
061 43/20c: "- - - (Allah) most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.
062 43/20d: "- - - knowledge - - -". See 26/83a above.
**063 43/20e: "They (non-Muslims*) do nothing but lie!" A clear statement - but is it true? There are so many claims and statements in the Quran which are not true. Besides it is a peculiar complaint from the religion of al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), "war is deceit" - and everything is war, not to mention "break even your oaths if that gives a better result".
At least clear words for your money about what non-Muslims are worth.
064 43/21a: "Have We (Allah*) given them (pagan Arabs) a Book - - -". Allah has never given anyone a book, if the Quran is a sample - no god ever delivered a "holy" book full of wrong facts, contradictions, etc.
065 43/21b: "Have We (Allah*) given them (pagan Arabs) a Book before this - - -". Muhammad treats the possession of a book like a definite proof - a claimed holy book = proof. But any god had known better - a book is as easy to falsify or fill with mistakes as is a verbal tale. Who made the Quran?"
066 43/22a: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
067 43/22b: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) say: 'If it had been - - -'". See 23/20 above.
###068 43/22: "We (non-Muslims*) found our fathers following a certain religion, and we do guide ourselves by their footsteps". This also is the reason for why most Muslims believe in Islam: Their parents and others have made them believe it is the truth - no real proof has been given them (because such proofs simply have never existed). And few if any Muslim have ever checked if what their fathers believed, could be true.
###069 43/23a: "- - - whenever We (Allah*) sent a Warner - - -". If Allah sent warners, not one of them has left any trace on earth. The only possible exception is Muhammad, but all the errors, contradictions, etc. proves that the Quran was from no god, and thus that Muhammad did not represent a god.
###070 43/23b: (A43/23): “Rezi (one of the foremost Muslim scholars through the times*) says: ‘Had there been in the Quran nothing but these verses (43/20-24*), they would have sufficed to show the falsity of the principle postulating blind, unquestioning (by a Muslim) adoption of (another person’s) religious opinions (“ibtal al-qawl bi’t-raqlid”) - - -‘”.
If he had indicated Islam and the fathers and/or the imams, it hardly would be possible to say this more accurate. Islam is to a large degree based on indoctrination, social and judicial pressure, and glorification of blind belief + even physical threats if you ask "wrong" questions or leave the religion.
071 43/24a: "Even if I (a self proclaimed prophet in Muhammad's tradition*) brought you (non-Muslims*) a better guidance - - -". If this guidance was something similar to the Quran, like claimed many places in the Quran, it at best was not much better.
##072 43/24b: "Even if I (a self proclaimed prophet in Muhammad's tradition*) brought you (non-Muslims - here pagan Arabs most likely*) a better guidance than that which ye found your fathers following". The Quran is not better that the religion of the old pagan Arabs on the main point: None of them really represented gods. As for details, the Quran was/is a little better morally on a few points, but worse on others - like the nearly deification of raids and wars mainly for riches, slaves, power and forcing (by weapons or pressure) the new religion on others.
073 43/24c: "They (non-Muslims*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
074 43/24d: "They (non-Muslims*) said: 'For us we deny - - -". See 43/10b above.
075 43/24e: "- - - we (non-Muslims*) deny that ye (prophets (here like Muhammad*)) are sent (on a missing at all)". Already at that time many were skeptical to Muhammad, and this - like here - was mirrored in his tales in the Quran; if earlier claimed prophets had met the same problems like Muhammad, this indicated that such problems were normal for prophets, and thus that Muhammad was a normal prophet. If tales like this are true or not, do not matter very much as long as the followers believe them. And little by little he grew too strong military and economically.
076 43/25a: "So We (Allah*) exacted retribution from them (non-Muslims*) - - -". One of the nearly legion never proved claims and tales in the Quran - and not possible unless Allah existed and was something supernatural, white or dark.
077 43/25b: "- - - now see what was the end of those who rejected (truth)". This refers to different ruins, empty houses, etc. in and around Arabia. Muhammad claimed - as normal for him without any proof - that they all were empty because Allah had punished its former inhabitants with death because of sins. Believe it if you want - but science has other explanations.
078 43/25c: "- - - those who rejected (truth) - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.
079 43/25d: "- - - (truth) - - -". See f.x. 13/1g, 40/75 above.
080 43/26-28: Abraham's claimed disagreement with his father and others it not from the Bible - the only perhaps reliable source about Abraham s long as the Quran clearly is from no god - too many mistakes, etc. (also no serious scientist uses material older than 610 AD (or may be a little from the aborted attack on Mecca ca. 570 BC)). We especially mention that in the Bible there is no indication neither for that his father was a pagan, nor for that there was disagreement between them (1. Mos. 11/27-32). From where did Muhammad get this "information", as it was not from a god?
081 43/26a: "- - - Abraham said to his father - - -". 2 historical anomalies.
082 43/26b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
083 43/27a: "- - - Him (Allah*) who made me (Abraham*) - - -". This interesting claim that Allah created the humans you meet many places in the Quran. The reason why it is interesting, is that neither Muhammad nor Allah ever was able to prove anything about creation, whereas Yahweh proved his power on that point many times - if either the Quran or the Bible tells the truth about just that (f.x. 1. Kings 17/22, 2. Kings 4/34-35, Matt. 27/52, Mark 5/41, Luke 7/15, John 11/44, Acts 9/40, Acts 20/10, and the Quran 5/110i).
084 43/27b: "- - - He (Allah*) will certainly guide me (Abraham*) - - -". Allah could guide nobody unless he existed and was something supernatural.
085 43/27c: "- - - He (Allah*) will certainly guide me (Abraham*) - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says that Abraham's god was Yahweh. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
086 43/27d: "- - - certainly - - -". See 2/2b above.
087 43/27e: "- - - guide - - -". True guiding is impossible if the guidebook is something similar to the Quran with all its errors, etc.
088 43/28: "And he (Abraham*) left it (the words in 43/26-27*) as a Word to endure among those who came after him - - -". Wrong. For one thing there is no indication for that Abraham ever said so - there is not a word about religious disagreement here in the Bible. For another: They definitely did not endure "among those who came after him" - they were not known to neither his descendants nor others until Muhammad dictated them, claiming they were old words.
089 43/29a: “- - - the Truth (the Quran*) - - -”. See 13/1g, 40/75 above.
090 43/29b: “- - - a Messenger (Muhammad*) making things clear.” No messenger preaching what is in the Quran or similar, makes things clear – too many mistakes and too much unclear logic, unclear texts, etc.
091 43/30a: “- - - the Truth (the Quran*) - - -”. See 13/1g, 40/75 and 42/12 above.
092 43/30b: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
093 43/30c: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) said: 'This is - - -'". See 43/20b above.
094 43/30d: "This is sorcery, and we (non-Muslims*) do reject it". They most likely were wrong in that it was sorcery - sorcery demands supernatural power. But likely they were right at rejecting it (Islam*) as the Quran with all its errors, etc. was not from a god.
095 43/31a: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
096 43/31b: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) said: 'Why is - - -'". See 43/20b above.
097 43/32a: "- - - the two (chief) cities - - -". At that time (ca. 616 - 619 AD) Mecca and Ta'if. But NB: These were only local chief cities. For a universal god the really chief cities were around the Mediterranean Sea, and in f.x. Persia, China, and Middle and South America.
098 43/32b: "It is We (Allah*) who portions out between them their livelihood in the life of this World". Everything you have and get are gifts from Allah - your own thinking and planning and work and toil are little relevant in the Quran. Also see 43/32c just below.
099 43/32c: "- - - We (Allah*) raise some of them (humans*) above others in ranks, so that they may command work from others". The standard Islamic and Quranic explanation for differences in life: Allah has decided so.
100 43/32d: "- - - the Mercy of thy (Muslims') Lord (Allah*) - - -". Read the surahs from Medina, the immoral parts of the Quran's moral code, the unjust and/or immoral parts of the sharia laws, plus the Quran's rules for murders, suppression, rape, enslavement, war, etc., and sum um Allah's real level of mercy. Nice words are cheap, reality is reliable.
101 43/32e: "- - - the Mercy of thy (Muslims') Lord (Allah*) is better than the (wealth) which they amass". This only can - can - be true if Allah exists and is a god (if he f.x. exists and belongs to the dark forces, the picture will be totally different - and not much less so if the Quran is man-made (the most likely explanation), and especially so if there somewhere exists a real god, not to mention if that god is a good and benevolent one not liking followers of harsh war and discrimination religions. Like in the NT.)
102 43/33a: "And were it not - - -". There are numerous claims like this in the Quran - but it "never were" or "Allah never wanted", etc. Like boasting from children, youths, and immature persons. In normal language such behavior normally is called bluffing. See 14/19a above.
103 43/33b: "- - - of one (evil) way of life". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
104 43/33c: "- - - blasphemes against (Allah) - - -". It is not possible to blaspheme against Allah unless he exists and in addition is a god, none of which is proved.
105 43/33d: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.
106 43/35a: "- - - the Hereafter, in the sight of thy (Muslims'*) Lord (Allah*), is for the Righteous (good Muslims*)". Often claimed in the Quran, but not one proof - only lofty words and claims built on nothing.
107 43/35b: "- - - the Hereafter - - - is for the Righteous (good Muslims*)". But are the good Muslims really "the Righteous"? If you compare even the most "righteous" of Muhammad's people to the moral codes of any normal religion, or to "do unto others like you want others do unto you" (which f.x. "sums up the Law and the Prophets" according to Jesus in Matt. 7/12), quite a lot of them were far - very far - from righteousness. When you then know the Muslims have their partly immoral moral code from a book with no connection to a god, there are reasons for second thoughts.
108 43/35c: "- - - the Righteous - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral and unethical moral and ethical - and judicial - codes.
109 43/36a: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.
##110 43/36b: "- - - We (Allah*) appoint for him (one who has left Islam*) a Satan, to be an intimate companion to him". And this is pretended to be the same god who tells about "the lost coin" (Luke 15/8-10), "the lost sheep" (Matt. 18/12-14), "the lost son" (Luke 15/11-31), "the 11. hour" (Matt. 20/8-13), etc.?! Only this verse in the Quran is enough to prove 100% that Yahweh is a different - and a very different - god from Allah. And then there are all the other serious differences - f. x. something as prosaic as the enormously different Paradises.
111 43/37a: "Such (satans (see 43/36b just above*)) really hinder them (persons who have left Islam*) from the Path - - -". See 43/36b just above.
##112 43/37b: "Such (satans) really hinder them from the Path, but they think that they are being guided aright!" This is one of the really thought provoking verses in the Quran, when you think over the many horrible and unjust moral and other rules you find in the Quran - rules Muslims honestly believe are glorious, because they have been thought so by their parents and mullahs and others. The same verses which make people from almost any other culture refuse quite to let go the suspicion that the real maker of the Quran are some dark forces - plural or singular.
##113 43/37c: "Such (satans) really hinder them from the Path, but they (the believers*) think that they are being guided aright!" All Muslims think they are guided right - is this the explanation why?
114 43/37d: "- - - the Path - - -". The road to the Quran's and Islam's paradise - see 10/9f above.
###115 43/37e: (YA4639): "The downward course in evil is rapid. But the most tragic consequence is that evil persuades its victims to believe that they are pursuing good. They think evil to be their good. They go deeper and deeper into the mire, and become more and more callous." Think of the immoral parts of the Quran's moral code, the unethical parts of its ethical code, the unjust parts of its laws, the inhuman parts of its war code (compare all of it to the one and only main moral code "do onto others like you want others do onto you", and you easily see the immoral, etc. parts) - is this point describing Muslims?
116 43/38a: (YA4641): “Would that the distance between you and me were the distance of East and West!” Well, actually the distance between east and west is zero – on one side of me is east an on the other is west. It is clear, though, that the Quran here means “a great distance” – and in a way it is using an expression that really is wrong. But the main thing here is that the real meaning of the Arab text is: “- - - the distance of the two Easts”. One believes that this means the distance between the summer and the winter solstices – at least one believes so. A clear language in this book?
117 43/38b: "Evil is the Companion - - -". Remember that the moral and ethical code in the Quran at points are so special, that you can be very evil - not obeying Muhammad, fleeing from battle, etc., etc., etc. - according to the Quran, and all the same be reckoned to be very good by normal codes and religions - f.x. by Yahweh, especially in his New Covenant (f.x. Luke 22/20).
118 43/38c: "Evil - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
119 43/38d: "- - - (indeed) - - -". See 2/2b above.
120 43/39a: "- - - wrong - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
121 43/39b: "- - - that day - - -". The Day of Doom.
122 43/39c: "- - - punishment - - -". See 3/77b above.
123 43/40a: "Canst thou then make the deaf hear, or give directions to the blind or to such as (wander) in manifest errors?". The contra question here is: Can Allah? There have been many big words about Allah in the Quran and in Islam, but not one single clear act or proof. There are many such cases of big words in the Quran, and the reason why we stop at just this verse, is that this was just the kind of things Jesus did if the books - included the Quran - tell the truth about such things. But Muhammad and the Quran did exactly nothing except using loose words, excuses, and not the shaved whisker of a mosquito of an act or a proof - - - and cheap words are the domain of cheats and deceivers, bluffers and swindlers.
124 43/40b: "- - - such as (wander) in manifest error - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.
125 43/40c: "- - - manifest - - -". See 2/2b above.
126 43/40d: "- - - error - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code. But also see 2/2b above.
127 43/41a: "Even if WE (Allah*) take thee (a Muslim*) away, We shall be sure to exact retribution from them (sinners/non-Muslims*)". Which means: Even if you should die before them, then rest in peace and be joyous, because it is sure we are going to punish them.
128 43/41b: "- - - sure - - -". See 2/2b above.
129 43/42a: "- - - thee (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
130 43/42b: "- - - promised - - -". There is not one documented case of Allah giving someone a promise, not to mention keeps it. Islam in case had let absolutely nobody miss that piece of information.
131 43/42c: "- - - verily - - -". See f.x. 2/2b or 42/33c above.
132 43/42d: "- - - verily We (Allah*) shall prevail over them (non-Muslims*)". Only if Allah exists and is a major god - - - and only if they do not believe in an existing god - f. x. Yahweh, whom both the Bible and the Quran claims exists (even though the Quran wrongly mixes him with Allah).
133 43/43a: "- - - thou (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
134 43/43b: “- - - the Revelation - - -.” Is it a revelation? And in case from whom? – not from an omniscient god (too many mistakes, etc.) and neither from a good god (too inhuman, too dishonest, too bloody). But perhaps from a dark power in disguise? – or from humans? – or even from himself?
135 43/43c: “- - - the Revelation sent down to thee (Muhammad*) - - -.” The claimed revelation at least is not sent down by any omniscient god like the Quran wants one to believe – if at all sent down.
136 43/43d: "- - - verily - - -". See f.x. 2/2b and 42/33c above.
137 43/43e: "- - - a Straight Way". A road to the Quran's and Islam's Paradise - see 10/9f above.
138 43/44a: “The (Quran) is indeed the message, for thee (Muhammad*) and for thy people - - -". Definitely not – too much is wrong. Or if it after all is a message – from whom?
139 43/44b: "- - - thee (Muhammad*) and for thy people - - -". Historical anomalies.
140 43/44c: (YA4647): “The (Quran) is indeed the Message (“dhikr”*) for thee (Muhammad*) and thy people - - -.” But the Arab word “dhikr” has many meanings, which results in at least 2 different meanings of this sentence. 1) “The Quran gives a Message of Truth and Guidance to the Messenger and his people”. 2) “The revelation of the Quran raises the rank of the messenger, and the people among whom, and in whose language, it was promulgated, making them worthy of remembrance in the world’s history for all time”. – in case a kind of confirming the old Arab Muslims' claims of being better than others (for one thing Muslims are better than non-Muslims, but for another Arab Muslims are (or at least were) better than other Muslims – this haughty point of view made much trouble through the centuries).
141 43/44d: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
142 43/44e: "- - - and soon shall ye (people*) (all) be brought to account". = Soon there will be the Day of Doom.
143 43/45a: “And question thou Our (Allah’s*) messengers whom We sent before thee (Muhammad*); did We appoint any deity other than (Allah) Most Gracious, to be worshipped?” Allah or Yahweh for the Biblical ones? (In spite of what the Quran says, it is not the same god unless the god is schizophrenic – the teachings are fundamentally too different. Islam tries to explain away – without documentation like normal for Islam – the differences with claims that the Bible is falsified, but science has long since shown that it is not true - and Islam has proved it even stronger. There may be a limited number of mistakes in that book, too – though much less than in the Quran - but no falsifications.
In plain words: Allah did not appoint any deity - he never even has documented power to do so. But according to the old books there at least was Yahweh, though perhaps instead of, not in addition to Allah who has never proved his very existence even.
144 43/45b: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.
145 43/46a: "We (Allah*) did send Moses - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says Moses' god was Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
146 43/46b: "- - - Moses - - -". A historical anomaly.
147 43/46c: "- - - Our Signs - - -". Allah's or Yahweh's? - the two are not the same god in spite of the Quran's many, but never proved claims - only claims and words. Too different teachings - and no falsified Bible according to science, and also according to Islam's silence about proofs for falsifications.
148 43/46d: “- - - the Worlds - - -“. Once more the 7 non-existing Earths that the Quran tells about. See 65/12.
149 43/47a: "- - - he (Moses*) - - - they (Pharaoh Ramses II and his people*) - - -". Historical anomalies.
150 43/47b: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Signs - - -". See 43/46a above.
151 43/47c: " - - - they (Pharaoh Ramses II and his people*) ridiculed them (Moses and Aaron*)- - -". See 43/20b above.
152 43/48a: "We (Allah*) showed them (Pharaoh Ramses II and his people*) Sign after Sign, each greater than its fellow, and We seized them with Punishment, in order that they might turn (to Us)". Note the purpose here; "in order that they might turn (to Us)" = become Muslims. A significant difference from the Bible. There Yahweh only asked the Pharaoh to let the Jews leave Egypt - no try to change their religion.(F.x. 2. Mos. 5/1).
###153 43/48b: (A43/41): "The concept of 'returning' to Allah implies that the instinctive ability to perceive His (Allah's*) existence is inherent in human nature as such - - -". Scientifically this is nonsense and gobbledygook. No such "instinctive ability" has ever been found - not even a shadow of it. One has found that a minor percentage has a longing for something strong to lean to - a god. But nothing more - no "ability to perceive" a god. But Islam is built on absolutely nothing - only on never proved words and claims from a man of doubtful character, but with a liking for power and women - and needs dogmas like this. True or not true does not matter very much, as al-Taqiyyas (lawful lies) and Kitmans (lawful half-truths) are not only permitted, but advised to use "if necessary" for defending or advancing the religion
- Islam sometimes is a bit "special" when it comes to honesty.
154 43/49a: "- - - they (Pharaoh Ramses II and his people*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
155 43/49b: "- - - they (Pharaoh Ramses II and his people*) said, 'Oh thou sorcerer! - - -". See 43/20b above.
156 43/49c: "- - - for we (Pharaoh Ramses II*) shall truly accept guidance - - -". One thing is that nothing like this is in the Bible. Another thing is: How likely is it that Ramses II - probably the mightiest Pharaoh ever - said things like this about the god of a bunch of slaves?
157 43/49d: "- - - for we (Pharaoh Ramses II*) shall truly accept guidance (accept Islam*)". In the Bible he only promised to let the Jews go, not to mention that there was no religious quarrel. As the Quran is not from any god - too many mistakes, etc. - from where did Muhammad get this version? And have Muslims found a single trace of Islam in Egypt or anywhere else older than 660 AD? - some 2ooo years after this is said to have happened. Also see 43/52s below.
158 43/50a: "- - - they (Pharaoh Ramses II and his people*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
159 43/50b: "- - - they (Pharaoh Ramses II and his people*) broke their words". See 43/20b above.
160 43/51a: "- - - Pharaoh (Pharaoh Ramses II*) - - - among his people - - -". Historical anomalies.
161 43/51b: "- - - Pharaoh (Pharaoh Ramses II*) proclaimed among his people, saying: 'O my people! - - -". See 43/20b above.
162 43/51c: "Does not the dominion of Egypt belong to me (Pharaoh Ramses II) - - -". This was not a topic for Moses neither in the Bible, nor in the Quran. His topic was: "Let my people go". Even in the Quran which mixes religion into it to make Moses look like Muhammad, does not say that the ownership of Egypt was a topic from the side of Moses.
163 43/51d: "- - - (witness) these streams underneath my (Ramses II's*) (palace) - - -". There is found no palace in Egypt - neither from Ramses II, nor from any other - under which there were rivers.
164 43/52a "- - - I (Pharaoh Ramses II*) - - - (Moses) - - -". Historical anomalies.
165 43/52b: "Am I (Pharaoh Ramses II*) not better than this (Moses), who is a contemptible wretch and can scarcely express himself clearly?" Also for this verse (and much more in the Quran) see 43/20b above.
166 43/52c: "- - - this (Moses), who is a contemptible wretch and can scarcely express himself clearly?" This is what Ramses II meant about Moses according to the Quran. All the same he wanted to convert to his god according to 43/49d above. Believe it if you want.
167 43/53: "Then why are not gold bracelets bestowed on him (Moses*), or (why) come (not) with him angels accompanying him in procession?" These were questions Muhammad got from skeptics, and it is remarkable how eager Muhammad was to project his own position in life and his own problems, into the claimed lives of earlier prophets or claimed prophets - a way of telling his followers and others that his problems were normal ones for prophets, and thus that he was a normal prophet. That the above topics are not mentioned in the Bible at all, did not matter - he got a little legitimating from it.
168 43/54a: "- - - truly - - -". See 2/2b above.
169 43/54b: "- - - truly were they (the people of Egypt*) a people rebellious (against Allah)". Allah was not a known god in Egypt around 1235 BC. You cannot rebel against something or someone you do not even know about. (Though of course Muhammad here meant Yahweh, and wrongly mixed him with Allah).
170 43/55: “- - - We (Allah*) drowned them all (= Pharaoh Ramses II and his people*).” At least Ramses II himself did not drown. He did not die from drowning, and he did not die until several years later. A main reason why Muslims want the Exodus to have happened much earlier - under pharaohs we do not know how died. But science is in little doubt - f.x. Encyclopedia Britannica does not write such things unconditionally if they are not sure.
p>**171 43/56: “And We (Allah*) made them a people of the past - - -”. Wrong. Neither Ramses II nor the people of Egypt became a people of the past around the year 1235 BC (the approximate year of the possible Exodus, according to science). That did not happen until much later – and the final doom came in 659 AD when the Arabs under Mu’awiya conquered the country and took over - forever (?). Muslims like to “explain” that “a people” mean the soldiers of Pharaoh. But the expression “a people” has a wider meaning than that.
The Jews then roamed the Sinai and thereabouts for 40 years according to the Bible – the Quran is vague on that point, but nothing there opposes this piece of information.
172 43/57: "- - - (Jesus) the son of Mary - - -". This is a name for Jesus often used in the Quran and Islam. What is sure is that it is a name never used for him when he lived. See 5/110a above.
173 43/58a: "And they (Arab opponents of Muhammad) - - -". Historical anomalies.
174 43/58b: "And they (Arab opponents of Muhammad) say, "Are our gods - - -". See 43/20b above.
175 43/58c: "And they (Arab opponents of Muhammad) say, "Are our gods best, or he (Jesus*)?" The old Arabs thought their own gods were sufficient, and also had been little interested in the Christian religion - which in addition may have been far too peaceful for the warlike nomads of Arabia.
**176 43/59a: “He (Jesus*) - - -". In this special case also Jesus is a historical anomaly.
**177 43/59b: “He (Jesus*) was no more than a servant - - -”. Possible. But there is still the funny fact that thousands heard him call Yahweh “father”. Whereas only one man - and a man of very questionable character and ethics, claims the opposite - and this even a man who had much to gain from Jesus being not the son of God. And he claimed it as much as 600 years later without any kind of documentation. Muhammad had to reduce Jesus - if not he himself could not be the greatest of prophets, and his religion impossibly could compete with Christianism if Jesus was not reduced.
###178 43/59c: "- - - We (Allah*) made him (Jesus) an example - - -". According to the Bible the god of Jesus was Yahweh, and in a way worse for the Quran: We are now on safe historical ground. It is well documented that the god of the Jews at this time was Yahweh - and that the religion at this time was so strong among the Jews, that Jesus had gotten few followers if he tried to talk about a known pagan god, al-Lah - from a neighboring country. Not to mention that if he had tried to mix him with Yahweh, the establishment had had him executed much earlier. The claim that a god with a teaching like in the Quran was dominant in Israel, was and is not only contradicted by the Bible, but historically wrong. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
#####179 43/59d: "- - - We (Allah*) made him (Jesus) an example to the Children of Israel". (YA4660): "A reference to the limited mission of Jesus, whose Gospel to the Jews only survives in uncertain fragmentary forms". We do not think this merit any comment, but quote it to show a sample of what Muslims are told. Remember here that al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) and Kitman (the lawful half-truth) not only are permitted, but advised "if necessary" when defending or promoting Islam.
180 43/60a: “And if it were our (Allah’s*) Will - - -". See f.x. 14/19d and 43/33a above.
181 43/60b: “And if it were our (Allah’s*) Will, We could make angels from amongst you (non-Muslims*) - - -.” Then why not? - it had been a much more efficient way of saving the souls of people - if Muhammad spoke the truth - than self proclaimed prophets, terror and war. But may be Muhammad bluffed?
182 43/60c: “And if it were our (Allah’s*) Will, We could make angels from amongst you, succeeding each other on the earth". Remember this next time you read in the Quran Muhammad explaining that Allah cannot send angels to Earth at proof for a god, because that will mean it is the Day of Doom. To send angels only depended on Allah's will, not on the Day of Doom.
183 43/61a: "And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment) - - -.” It is not said the Quran with its "clear and easily understood language" how he shall be a sign. Most Muslim scholars guess it refers to his second arrival on Earth.
184 43/61b: (A43/48): "And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment) - - -.” Or does it mean “And, behold, this (divine writ (the Quran*)) is indeed a means that the Last Hour is bound to come - - -“ (Qatadah, Al-Hasan al Basri, Sa’id ibn Jubayr)? The Arab text itself makes both possible. Clear and distinct text? And these variants - yes, they also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has/have more than one meaning. Allah (?) really uses a clear language.
185 43/61c: "- - - have no doubt about the (Hour) - - -". The end of humanity will come one day. But there are good reasons for doubts about how and when. That it will be like claimed in a book overflowing of errors, is highly doubtful.
186 43/61d: "- - - the (Hour) - - -". The Day of Doom.
187 43/61e: "- - - follow ye (people/Muslims/Muhammad?) Me (Allah*) - - -". Normally it is not advisable to follow someone who has nothing to show for his big and incredible words but claims for blind belief - and especially so when the self proclaimed messenger is a person of doubtful moral even according to his own religion's books, and on top of all is believing in the use of dishonesty and deceit and even broken words/promises/oaths - - - and liking power, riches for more power - and women.
188 43/61f: "- - - a Straight Way". = A road to the Quran's and thus Islam's Paradise - see 10/9f above.
189 43/61g: "- - - a Straight Way". Is it symptomatic that "the straight way" means the easy way - a populist's argument - whereas Jesus warned that to follow him, was to follow the narrow and difficult way? One of the many indications for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and Jesus and Muhammad definitely not in the same line of anything of any essence.
190 43/62: "let not Satan hinder you (to reach the god*) - - -". Again we are touching this impolite, but - if supernatural beings exist - not impossible theory: Are the dark forces/Satan the real creator of the Quran? Parts of f.x its moral, ethical, war, and judicial codes after all may indicate this.
191 43/63a: "- - - Jesus - - -". A historical anomaly.
192 43/63b: "- - - Jesus came with Clear Signs - - -". If either the Bible or the Quran or both are correct on this point, Jesus did a number of miracles proving his connection to something supernatural. Muhammad never did anything but claiming this and that for his god, never proving anything at all. There is a huge and qualitative difference between the two facts.
***193 43/63c: “(Jesus said*): therefore fear Allah - - -”. As said before: If Jesus had been a missionary for the known polytheistic god al-Lah from a not too far of country, he for one thing had got very few followers in the at that time strictly monotheistic Israel, and for another thing he had been killed by the clergy long before - especially if he all the same got a big following like he really got. This is a tale told by someone who knew the religious and political situation in Israel around year 30 AD badly. Besides it are historical facts that the god of the Jews at that time, was Yahweh, and that the teaching had very little to do with the one in the Quran.
#194 43/63d: “(Jesus said*): fear Allah and obey me - - -.” This is really is Muhammad’s slogan – he wanted power, that much is easy to see from the Quran, and religion/Allah was his Platform of Power. And many places in the Quran it becomes clear that Muhammad wants everyone to believe he was a “normal” (but top) prophet (actually he was no real prophet, as he did not have the gift of making prophesies – see chapter about Muhammad in "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran" or 9/885 above.), and then it was nice if Jesus used the same words like Muhammad and showed this was normal ways for prophets to talk. But one of the really – and one of many - fundamental differences between Jesus and Muhammad (and for that case between f. x. Buddha and Muhammad and also between most of the Jewish prophets and Muhammad), was that Jesus was absolutely not interested in power on this Earth. Consequently this slogan that Muhammad very frequently used to secure his power, was meaningless for Jesus. (The Quran does not oppose this fact: That Jesus preached, but he did not seek power on Earth.)
Also the verse below can be taken as part of a strategy for reducing Jesus from something special to something ordinary – at least an ordinary prophet – to make it easier for Muhammad to be number one (another obvious example: During Muhammad’s claimed trip to heaven, Jesus lived in the lowest of the prophets’ heavens – heaven number 2. Whereas other known prophets from the Bible lived higher up and closer to the god, and Muhammad was to be given place in the 7. heaven, the closest one to the deity):
Finally there is the death and resurrection of Jesus. If that really happened, Jesus clearly was at least one division higher up than Muhammad. So according to Muhammad and the Quran it did not happen.
195 43/64a: “(Jesus said): For Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord - - -”. See 43/63a and 43/63b above. We may add that starters of new religions or sects often try to “high-jack” well known persons or situations to use it in their teachings. This may look like such a case.
196 43/64b: "- - - a Straight Way". A road to the Quran's and Islam's Paradise - see 10/9f and 43/61g above.
197 43/65a: "But sects from among themselves (the followers of Jesus) fell into disagreement - - -". Muhammad here claims that because of secterism the clean Islam of Jesus was forgotten and falsified into Christianism. Just this verses we think needs absolutely no comments, especially as science - and also Islam - long since has proved that Muhammad's never proved claim that the Bible was falsified, is a made up one - a false one to use the ironic, but correct word. And also because we now are into historical times and have historical knowledge and indications for how the religions were - nether the Mosaic, nor the early Christian had any similarity to Islam much different from the similarities at Muhammad's time or of today.
198 43/65b: "- - - the wrongdoers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative - or worse - names for non-Muslims.
199 43/65c: "- - - wrongdoers - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral and unethical moral and ethical codes.
200 43/65d: "- - - the Penalty of a Grievous Day - - -". See 3/77b above.
201 43/65e: "- - - a Grievous Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
202 43/66: "- - - the Hour - - -". The Day of Doom.
203 43/67a: "- - - that Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
204 43/67b: "- - - the Righteous - - -". Good Muslims. Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral and unethical moral and ethical codes.
205 43/67c: "- - - Righteous - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral and unethical moral and ethical codes.
206 43/68a: "My (Allah's*) devotees!" Muslims.
207 43/68b: "No fear shall be on you (Muslims*) that day, nor shall ye grieve - - -". " of the Qurans very many never proved claims. They may be true if Allah exists and is a god, and if the Quran has told the full truth and only the truth about him.
208 43/68c: "- - - that Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
209 43/69a: "- - - those who believed - - -". Muslims - the Quran uses this expression only for Muslims.
210 43/69b: “- - - Our (Allah's*) Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.
211 43/70a: “Enter ye the Garden, ye and your wives - - -". This sentence tells a little - or a lot - about the Quran's view on women. (But what if not both are qualified for Paradise - or not for the same quality of the paradise? - according to Hadiths there are at least 4 or 6 gardens in Paradise, one better than the other.
212 43/70b: "- - - the Garden - - -". The Quran's and thus Islam's Paradise - see 10/9f above.
213 43/70-71: “Enter ye the Garden, ye and your wives, in (beauty and) rejoicing. To them will be passed round, dishes and goblets of gold: there will be all that the souls could desire, all that the eyes could delight in - - -”. Like the richest ones in Arabia – and with plenty of fruits to eat according to 43/73. Is earthlike luxury (and sex) all an omnipotent god has to offer in his Paradise.
214 43/71-73: What an empty paradise - all is about earth-like luxury (+ lots of sex for the men), etc. What a difference to Yahweh's Paradise where you "are like the angels" (Luke 20/36). The same god? - impossible with so different Paradises (in addition to all the other differences). The differences of the paradises is one of the absolute proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Jesus and Muhammad not in the same line of anything of any essence.
215 43/71: "- - - ye (good Muslims*) shall abide therein (Paradise*) (for aye)". But 11/108c indicates that it may not be quite forever.
216 43/72a: "- - - the Garden - - -". The Quran's and thus Islam's Paradise - see 10/9f above.
217 43/72b: "- - - (good) deeds (in life)". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral and unethical moral and ethical codes. As you understand, also your deeds are more essential in the Quran than in especially NT. Good for Muhammad and other leaders, as it is an argument for obeisance and will to do things.
218 43/74a: "The sinners - - -". Remember here that the sinners in a war religion may be different persons - and cover different acts - from in normal religions. No-one who has ever read the surahs from Medina with an open mind, doubts that Islam is a war religion. (To call it "the religion of peace" simply is an al-Taqiyya - an awful lie - to defend and/or promote the religion.)
219 43/74aa: "The sinners will be in the Punishment of Hell". See 3/77b and 43/74a above.
220 43/74b: "- - - to dwell therein (Hell*) (for aye) - - -". There are several verses in the Quran which may indicate that it is not quite forever - f.x. 6/128c and 11/107b (and 11/108a may indicate the same for Paradise).
221 43/74c: (A43/54 - 43/53 in English 2008 edition) (translated from Swedish): "Backed by Rezi, who means the words "they shall stay (khaliduna) in Hells pain" indicate an undetermined period of time which shall not be understood as "forever", I (Muhammad Azad*) also points to the words of the Quran in 6/12 and 6/54 "Your Lord (Allah*) hath ascribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy" and to the in my comment 40/10 to verse 40/12 - (a Hadith quoting Allah to say: "Lead out from the Fire each and everybody in whose heart is found as much as a grain of belief (in some versions "of good"). And they shall be taken out, black (and burned), and be thrown into the River of Life and then they shall wake up to life". This and some other points in the Quran (67128c, 11/107b, 51/13c, 78/23) may indicate that Hell is not quite forever, at least not for Muslims who were not good enough to end in Paradise originally.
222 43/76a: "Nowise shall We (Allah*) be unjust to them (sinners) - - -". Sending persons to Hell itself is unjust in most cases - very few have made so big sins that they deserve such an inhuman and sadistic and everlasting punishment.
223 43/76b: "- - - it is they (the sinners*) who have been unjust themselves". How is that possible if it is true what the Quran tells again and again: Allah predestines absolutely everything, and he does it according to a Plan impossible to change. How can a person be unjust if he is forced by Allah to do everything he does? (This is one of the dark spots in Islam which Islam is unable to explain - and most Muslims evade the question or tries different claims. Islam/higher scholars admits it is impossible to understand or explain it, but "it must be true as Allah says so in the Quran" - the ultimate victory for blind belief.
224 43/78a: "Verily - - -". See f.x. 42/33c above.
225 43/78b: “Verily, We (Allah*) have brought - - - (the Quran*) - - -”. No god ever produced a book of a quality like the Quran.
226 43/78c: “Verily, We (Allah*) have brought the Truth (the Quran*) - - -”. At most the Quran is partly the truth. See 13/1g and 40/75 above..
227 43/78d: “- - - but most of you (non-Muslims*) have a hatred to the Truth.” The truth - see 40/75 and 41/12. And in addition:
*Few hate – but many are frightened.
Quite a number feel distaste because of the inhuman and unjust laws and traditions in Islam.
**There is a difference between frightened strength and frightened weakness – a fact that sometimes is forgotten.
228 43/78e: "- - - most of you (have a hatred for the Truth (the Quran*)". The real truth was that a number of them understood that something was seriously wrong with Muhammad's new religion. But Muhammad's claim of course sounded - and sounds - better for his followers.
129 43/79: "But it is We (Allah*) who settles things." = It is Allah who decides anything - the predestinations according to his Plan no-one can change.
230 43/80a: "- - - do they (people) think that We (Allah*) hear not their secrets - - -". Allah sees and hears everything. See 2/233h above.
231 43/80b: "Indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
232 43/80c: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Messengers are by them (people*), to record". Why does an omniscient, predestining god need spies and records?
*233 43/81a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
234 43/81b: “If (Allah) Most Gracious had a son, I (Muhammad*) would be the first to worship”. Some proof!! But for that: There still is Jesus calling Yahweh father. And any neutral professor of history would say that according to all normal rules, the Bible should be more reliable than the Quran as a source of correct history: Very much closer in time to Jesus, thousands of witnesses, many narrators, versus one single narrator without good sources and 600 years later - and even a man of dubious character and with strong motif to reduce Jesus, to become the greatest prophet himself - and a man clearly lusting for power (just read the Quran and the Hadiths - it is easy to see f. x. his gluing himself to the god and platform of power.). A man who definitely had not been accepted as a reliable witness in any country with a reliable judicial system. (The real and historical Muhammad was something quite different from the glossy semi-saint Islam and Muslims claims – a claim made necessary because all Islam only is built on this man’s words - if he lies, the religion is a false one). Also: Science has shown that the never documented Islamic claim about falsification of the Bible is wrong.
235 43/81c: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.
236 43/82a: "Glory to the Lord (Allah*) - - -". Read 1/1a and see if you think he deserves it - - - if he exists.
237 43/82b: "- - - (Allah*) the Lord of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -". Often claimed, never proved - many gods or their followers make the same or similar claims. Claims are cheap as long as proofs are unnecessary.
238 43/82c: "- - - (Allah*) the Lord of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says Yahweh is the lord, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
239 43/82d: “- - - heavens - - -.” Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.
240 43/82e: "- - - (Allah is*) the Lord of the Throne (of Authority!". A claim parallel to 43/82b and 43/82c above.
241 43/83a: “So leave them (“infidels”*) to babble and play (with their vanities) - - -.” Comments like 42/48 just above. And: This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).
242 43/83b: "- - - that Day if theirs (here; non-Muslims*) - - -". The Day of Doom.
243 43/83c. "- - - which they (non-Muslims*) have been promised". But how much is a promise in a book of a quality and reliability like the Quran worth?
244 43/84a: "It is He (Allah*) Who is God in heaven and God on earth - - -". Often claimed, never proved. This was just one of those things Muhammad's contemporaries asked for proofs for, but Muhammad never was able to prove anything at all, included this - one of the main reasons for why he glorified blind belief, and for why he talked so much about his claimed, but never proved - and invalid for proofs - "signs" and "proofs".
245 43/84b: "It is He (Allah*) Who is God in heaven and God on earth - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says this belongs to Yahweh, not to Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
246 43/84c: “- - - He (Allah*) is full of Wisdom and Knowledge”. See 13/1g, 26/83a, 40/75 above.
247 43/85a: "- - - He (Allah*) to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -". Similar to 43/84a and 43/84b above.
248 43/85b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.
249 43/85c: "- - - to Him (Allah*) shall ye (people*) be brought back (on the Day of Doom)". Often claimed, never proved.
250 43/85d: "- - - to Him (Allah*) shall ye (people*) be brought back (on the Day of Doom)". Often claimed, never proved. Contradicted by the Bible, which says you will be brought back to Yahweh, not to Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
251 43/86a: “And those whom they invoke (gods*) besides Allah - - -". See 6/106b and 25/18a above.
252 43/86b: “And those whom they invoke (“gods”, saints*) besides Allah have no power of intercession – only he (has*) who bears witness to the Truth - - -.” If this all the same refers to Allah (see 43/86a just above), the meaning changes to one more of the many never proved claims in the Quran: Allah is the only one with power. A power he in case never has proved.
253 43/86c: “- - - only he (the not capital “h” may be a misprinting - it may refer to Allah*) who bears witness to the Truth - - -”. See 40/75 and 41/12 above.
254 43/86d: “- - - only he (Allah*) who bears witness to the Truth - - -”. Allah can witness nothing unless he exists - and should he happen to belong to the dark forces, his witness is unreliable.
255 43/86e: "- - - the Truth - - -". See 13/1g and 40/75 above.
256 43/87a: “If thou (Muhammad or Muslims*) ask them (non-Muslims*), Who created them, they will certainly say, Allah - - -”. Wrong – if they mentioned a god, they would mention their own. (In Arabia this might mean the pagan god al-Lah, whose name sounds similar to Muhammad's revised god Allah - and Allah originally was the pagan god al-Lah, whom Muhammad renamed and dressed up). See f.x. 43/9b - and many others.
257 43/87b: "- - - how then are they (non-Muslims*) deluded away (from the Truth)?" But as the Quran with all its mistakes, etc. is not from a god, Islam may be a false religion. Who are in this case worst deluded?
258 43/87c: “- - - ( - - -the Truth (the Quran*)) - - -.” The Quran at best is only partly true – too much is wrong. Also see 13/1g and 40/75 above.
259 43/88a: "(Allah has knowledge) - - -". The same old problem: Not unless he exists.
260 43/88b: "Truly - - -". See f.x. 2/2b and 42/33c above.
261 43/88c: "Truly these are people who will not believe". Because they see that something is seriously wrong?
262 43/88d: "Truly these are people who will not believe". One more parallel to Muhammad's life - Muhammad must be a real prophet!(?)
263 43/89a: "But turn away from them (the ones not believing*) - - -". How different from the NT and its "lost sheep", etc. (Luke 15/8-10, Matt. 18/12-14, Luke 15/11-31).Definitely not the same god.
264 43/89b: “But turn away from them, and say ‘Peace.’” Comments like 43/48 above. And: This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).
Surah 43: Sub-total: 264 + 16.508 = 16.772 10.326 comments.
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